26th Pashu Palan Mela of Vet Varsity: Set to serve all walks of life

MELA Starts on 15rd March.

Ludhiana, 14-March, 2019-The Pashu Palan Mela of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana will be a very productive event for people of all the walks of life. Dr AS Nanda, Vice-Chancellor, GADVASU, Ludhiana expressed these views on the eve of 26th Pashu Palan Mela which is going to be held on 15 and 16th March 2019. He said that in this mela our theme slogan is ‘Mela Slogan is ‘Uttpadan di Gunvatta Vadhao, Pashu Palan ton Vadh Labh Kamao' means 'Develop value added Livestock Products and earn more profit'.

He said that mela will be a centre of attraction for not only the livestock, Fisheries, Poultry, Goat and Pig farmers but for children, youth, senior citizens as well as women also, because different products and items will be on display for different age groups, sections and nature. Dr Nanda revealed that whereas cattle, buffalos, goats, rabbits, pigs and different species including ornamental fish, etc. will be the main attraction for children, rural touch angle of University will be special attraction for urban children. He further stated that Pashu Palan Mela will be more useful for the students who are studying animal husbandry and folklore as they will get more valuables information about the latest interventions in the field of animal husbandry, dairying, fisheries, etc.

Dr. Harish Kumar Verma, Director of Extension Education said that the experts of the University will provide on the spot knowhow through question answer session, discussion as well as practical demonstrations regarding upkeep, vaccination and other timely cares of the small pets like dogs, cats, etc. The farmers can come with blood, urine and milk samples of their animals for testing. Testing facility is free in mela. The pet owners will also get information about the latest products which are now available in the market. College of fisheries will display latest technologies for fish farming in fresh water, saline water, ornamental fish culture, aquarium fabrication, fish processing and value addition. Ornamental fish, aquarium plants and fish products will be available for sale. The house-wives who have either independently taken up the livestock profession or helping in it can also interact with the experts of the University to get the latest information about the livestock products and their usages. It is also a good privilege to taste and know about the different mouth watering vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies like Sweetened and Salted lassi, Flavoured milk, Ice creams, Peda, Mozzarella cheese, Sweets, Whey drink, Paneer, Milk cake, Dhoda barfi, prepared by College of Dairy Science & Technology and Meat patties, different types of Meat pickles Meat cutlets, Meat nuggets, Chicken Momos, Non veg fibre rich biscuits and sausages by the Department of Livestock Products Technology will be add on attraction in this mela. He said that we are not working only on value addition but our experiments are going on to develop health food with low fat and low sugar. This combination is health friendly, he added. University has made arrangements to create awareness about synthetic milk. Milk testing kit developed by College of dairy science and technology will be also available for consumers.

Dr. Verma revealed that the exhibition depicting latest interventions in the field of animal husbandry will also be very useful for the unemployed youth and marginal farmers of the state who are interested in setting up their own business in livestock sector with limited resource and finance. The financial institutes like banks, insurance agencies and experts of the University will provide them knowledge. The food processing machinery will also be on display in the Mela to educate the masses about the latest interventions involved in the preparation of hygienic, fast and good quality food products. It will be beneficial for a common man as well as an entrepreneur.

University publications containing information relating to livestock diseases, their remedial measures and information regarding training courses to set up new units in livestock will also be available. The Farmers may register their names for monthly magazine of university ‘Vigyanak Pashu Palan’.

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Vet Varsity announces names of progressive award winning farmers at Pashu Palan Mela

Ludhiana 14-March, 2019,Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana will confer to nine progressive livestock farmers of the state in the 26th Pashu Palan Mela on 15th of March. Dr. Harish Kumar Verma, Director of extension education said that GADVASU is making all out efforts for the development of the livestock sector in the state by strengthening its extension programmes. In order to motivate various categories of livestock farmers the university organizes innovative competitions by assessing the extent and impact of adoption of these technologies in improving the productivity profitability of different livestock farming system. In this response university received a number of applications. A committee of experts including Deans and Directors visited the livestock farmers who participated in the competitions and evaluated the total farming system.

After final decision university announced the names of winners in different categories. In the cattle category Sh. Balwinder Singh S/O S. Jarnail Singh VPO Gunia Majri Distt.Fatehgarh Sahib will get the award. He started dairy farming in year 1992. Now he has 75 cows and effective cattle are producing about 5.5 quintals of milk daily. He had established a milking parlour, ultra-modern shed and Bio-Gas Plant. One of his cows has record of 60 liters milk.

The second winner in the cattle category Sh. Gurpreet Singh S/O S. Harbhajan Singh Vill. Kahlwan Distt. Tarn Taran will get the award. He started dairy farming in year 1995. Now he has 120 cows and effective cattle are producing about 11 quintals of milk daily. He had established a milking parlour, ultra-modern shed and Bio-Gas Plant. One of his cows has record of 55 liters milk.

In the buffalo category Sh. Jagroop Singh S/O Sh. Joginder Singh Vill. Ladda, Distt. Sangrur was selected for the award. He started dairy farming in year 2012. Now he has 96 animals. To provide quality feed he prepares his own feed cultivating green fodder on 30 acers land. He had established ultra-modern shed. He maintained proper record of dairy farming.

In Poultry category, S. Bhupinder Singh S/O S. Jeet Singh of village Kheri Musalmani Distt. Patiala won the award. He started Poultry farming in year 1998 with 10,000 birds. Now he has 1,00000 birds and produces 1 crore and 80 lacs eggs annualy. His farm is fully automated. Very clean and hygienic environment of the farm gives a state of art look. He produced quality feed from his own feed mill.

In Poultry category, S. Jagjit Singh S/O S. Gurdeep Singh of village, Ugoke, Distt. Barnala won the award. He started Poultry farming five years back and setup an ultra modern hatchery. Now he is buying fertile eggs of indigenous breeds and after hatching selling chicks to different customers.

In the goat farming category Sh.Amrik Singh S/O Sh. Dhanna Singh, Vill. Phulera Distt. Sangrur has been selected for the award. He started goat farming in year 2015. Now he has 95 head count. He is producing 150 kg milk per day and also working on value added products of goat. His last year profit was Rs. 2 lacs.

Sh. Sapinder Singh S/O S. Baldev Singh, Vill. Kila Hakima, Distt. Sangrur has been selected for the award in fish farming category. He started fish farming in year 2007 with 3 acres land and now increased his farms on 9 acres area. He is doing fish farming in a scientific manner.

In Piggery category Sh. Amarpreet Singh Hansrao S/O S. Amrik Singh, Vill. Raipur, Distt. Roop Nagar will be decorated with the award. Now he has more than 200 pigs. He has developed ultra modern dairy sheds and keeping all the record of farm. He produces his value added products also.

In the Value Addition category of livestock products Sh. Rohit Kamra S/O Sh. Shubash Kamra, Vill. Koreanwali, Distt. Fazilka has been selected. He started his processing unit and now selling milk under the WhiteHale and Ghee under the CowGold brand names.

These awards carry plaque, shawl and citation along with cash.

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